Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Zero clearance bandsaw throat

Do you ever cut tiny slivers off with the bandsaw, only to find that they get stuck between the blade and the throat?

When I am cutting small pieces I use a couple of sheets of fridge magnet material on the table, set so there is zero clearance between them and the blade.

I used to stick cardboard to the table, but the magnetic sheets are much more convenient. When they are not in use I slap them on the top door of the saw.

1 comment:

gmmbell said...

Good idea. hadn't thought about using a magnetic sheet. have used zero clearance inserts but have had them get caught when forgot to remove it before doing sharp curves on boards